Do you need an interactive, student-centered project that will encourage social justice activism, group collaboration, and online research and writing? Go beyond just reading dusty tomes written by dead people and regurgitating boring details. Delve into highly-engaging spoken-word poetry, music videos, TED Talks, an essay written by a 17-year-old Oklahoma author — and follow them up with highly engaging student discussions. This unit contains everything you need to guide students through reading and viewing modern literature covering social justice topics, responding to daily essential questions, planning and writing a culminating essay, video, presentation, or children's book that encourages students to tell their stories and take a stand for others.
This complete project unit includes everything you need to guide students through three weeks of research and preparing a final product. Students may choose from writing an essay, recording a video, designing a presentation or writing a children's book. The unit includes class discussion questions for the following print and non-print texts.
Social Justice Writing Project links to the following texts and provides you with the tools you need to facilitate student discussions.
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